|B2K/10 - 10/B specifications|
B2K/10 is a two seater, open cockpit sports racing car, eligible for FIA Sports
Car Championship, GrandAm and European Championships, Lola ’SR1' car can be
modified for the LMP900 class ( ALMS ) and Le Mans. In developping the car an
extensive aerodynamic programme drew on experience from former programmes like
B98/10. CAD-designed utilising the most modern carbon composite manufacturing
techniques, giving the maximum level of structural integrity. The high sided
monocoque, moulded to form the exterior surfaces of the car to reduce the
number of bodywork sections will be made in two halves. Internal panels and
central spine are bonded as an integral part of the monocoque. The bodywork in
six main pieces is autoclave cured for light weight and stiffness and
resistance to heat and load. Wheel arches incorporate Kevlar panels for stone
Engine and gearbox are mounted lower to improved gravity center and stability. Two basic versions of the car are concieved : one for atmospheric and one for turbo engines. Within each version engine installation is optimised, airboxes, induction and exhaust systems designs are fully adressed, including the use of air restrictors and the individual cooling requirements. Engine installations currently available are : 4.0L Judd V10 and the 5.4 to 6.0 L Ford V8 and the Porsche twin turbo.
Version B has brought several improvements in the aerodynamic field : better downforce, transmission and brake cooling and better access to front parts without removing the nose section.Introduced during 2000 season this car turned fast enough to claim several victories and versatile enough to accept various engines. ( source Lola Cars )
DESIGN / TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
PLANS and DETAILS
|B2K/10 - Ford V8 6L
Phillip Creighton Racing was the first team to race a Ford B2K10 mainly during 2000 Rolex championship and missed victory for minor troubles.
Car last appearance was Daytona 2001 sanctionned by a DNF.
Konrad Motorsport used the V8 with some success, best result being a second place in the 2000 Adelaide ALMS race. The car raced at Le Mans under the colours of Jan Lammers Team for Holland but was forced to retire after having lost a wheel along the track.
Car made a couple of races in Europe without any success and its last appearance - Nurburgring 2001 - ended with a DNS due to air intakes conformity after scoring the pole.
|B2K/10 - Judd V10 GV4 ( MG )
First to race the car, Team Rafanelli SRL showed quickly its potential and missed a unique occasion to beat the Audis and score a victory in Silverstone ALMS 2000. Therafter two many engine problems cut their efforts. 2000 Le Mans assault was no difference despite a 5th row on the grid. Damage caused to the front cell due to a contact with the rails forced the team to push on the car to regain places until engined expired.
Intersport Racing is for sure the team that had raced this type of car the most. After getting their first chassis mid-season 2000, they acquired a 10B for 2001. With 2 victories in GrandAm 2001 and several 2nd or 3rd places these cars are the most successfull of all. 2002 could have been the year of the great reward when they led Daytona 24 hours for 10 hours before having to retire at mid-morning with a broken halfshaft.
|B2K/10 - Porsche Twin Turbo
Champion Racing, well known for its numerous participation with Porsche GT1 in the ALMS championship decided to capitalized their experience and mount a twin turbo within their chassis. First races remained dedicated to secure this original mounting. By 2001 problems were solved and with some more luck next appearances could have been very successfull.
Best results remain a 2nd place at 2001 GrandAm Finale and a 4th at 2002 Daytona 24 hours for its last race before Champion turned to Audi.
A special thought to Bob Wollek who was listed on the driver list for Sebring 2001. The team withdrawed its entry after his fatal bike accident betwen pratice sessions and race day.
|B2K/10B - Catepillar Diesel twin Turbo
Taurus Racing has raced a diesel engine to race 2004 Le Mans 24 Hours. New air intakes can be seen on either side of the ailes.
Le Mans race has been a real condition test and car surrender after 2 hours. Back on track at Silverstone, car better qualified and fight hard for a full four hours when stopped due to transmission/gearbox problems.
2005 should have seen the team capitalized its experience but financial problems have killed the project for the moment.
2006 was supposed to see the project back on rail combined with bio-carburant .but dramas on and out of the track didn't permit this second attempt to reach further explotation..